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William Blake

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him... Read More

Born28 November 1757
Soho, London, England
Died12 August 1827 (aged 69)
Charing Cross, London, England
OccupationPoet, painter, printmaker
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